Four-Year Plan

The following are suggested Four-Year plans for students interested in pursuing the Asian Studies major. However, because the Asian Studies Major is interdisciplinary, it is important that students meet regularly with the Asian Studies advisor, and attend the group advising meetings each semester (Early October in the fall, and late March in the Spring). Since the courses for Asian Studies come from different departments and colleges throughout the university, it is vital that students attend the meetings and meet with an advisor to select the best courses for their schedules in order to graduate on time. Together, we can design a program that fits your interests best, and allows you to explore the topics and themes that most appeal to you. We can also figure out when it would be best for you to study abroad and/or do one of our internships in Asia, while still allowing you to graduate on time. Students interested in the Asian Studies Program should contact one of the Asian Studies faculty to schedule an advising appointment.

Senior Thesis

All Asian Studies students must successfully research and write a senior thesis to fulfill graduation requirements. Students are encouraged to start thinking about their thesis topics early on in the program so that they can take courses that will help them focus on a topic and a discipline. Students should anticipate using primary sources in the original language in their research, though the thesis is to be written in English. The following timeline for successful completion of the thesis

Helpful UNC Advising links

Due to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), University staff can provide academic information about a student only to the student themselves. This includes items such as cumulative grade point average, grades, and academic standing. There is however, a great deal of general information that can be shared with the support system of a student. Utilize the links on the academic advising pages to help navigate the academic world of UNC.


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